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Mercury, or, The secret and swift messenger : Shewing, how a man may with privacy and speed communicate his thoughts to a friend at any distance (1694)

Author: Wilkins, John, 1614-1672
Subject: Cryptography; Gesture; Sign language
Publisher: London, Printed for Richard Baldwin
Year: 1694
Language: English
Collection: gallaudetuniversity-deafrarematerials

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Held by Gallaudet University Library Deaf Collections and Archives, Washington, D.C. (catalog link: http://catalog.wrlc.org/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=1383691)

Includes information on gesture and sign language

This is the third treatise making up the mathematical works of John Wilkins, of which the first is A discovery of a new world, and the second is Mathematical magic. cf. recto of front

Publisher's advertisement: 4 p. at end

Running title: The secret and swift messenger

Inscription on title page; Founder of the Royal Society

Inscription on p. 3 in front: no. 650

Baker Collection no. 29

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